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University Transfer Program
60-70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

The Art major with an Art History emphasis is designed for students who wish to pursue the study of the visual arts in a social, political, philosophical and cultural context as a foundation for understanding human history and creativity. The study of art history develops a greater sensitivity to art-related issues, the ability to think critically about art and history, and to appreciate the artistic expression of varied cultures and civilizations. Completion of the AA degree in Art with an emphasis in Art History exposes students to the major stylistic periods of Western European, American and Asian Art & Architecture and provides a firm basis for continued study in the fields of art history.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 12 units Units
ART 101 Art and Architecture from the Ancient World to Medieval Times (c. 1400) 3 units
ART 102 Art of Renaissance and Baroque (c. 1300-1700) 3 units
ART 103 Art of Europe and America: Neoclassical (c. 1750-Present) 3 units
ART 204 Drawing I 3 units
Required Selective Courses: List A: Select 3 units: Units
ART 105 Asian Art and Architecture 3 units
Required Selective Courses: List B: Select 3 units: Units
ART 206 Expressive Figure Drawing and Portraiture 3 units
ART 207 Life Drawing 3 units
ART 223 Oil Painting I 3 units
ART 301 Two-Dimensional Design 3 units
DGME 103 Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Design 3 units
ART 350 Visual Perception 3 units
ART 401 Three-Dimensional Design 3 units
ART 405 Sculpture I 3 units
ART 411 Ceramics I 3 units
Required Selective Courses: List C: Select 3 units Units
Any List B course not already used
ARCH 100 Survey of Modern Architecture 3 units
ART 104 Modern Art 3 units
HIST 100 History of Western Civilization I 3 units
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II 3 units
PHIL 300 Introduction to World Religions 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 21
General Education - certified completion of one of the following:
  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern
Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.